Hello Everyone thanks for stopping by my blog today. Today I have created kind of a fun card that has Santa and his satchel going head first down the chimney. My card base was made by using Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand Die Set.
Here is how it was done
- Cut flower pot from light gray cardstock you will need to cut it twice. Find your score lines and fold all of them (this is important to do before embossing as it will make it easier to find them after embossing – ask me how I know ). Depending on how big your brick embossing folder is you may be able to do both at once but lay the flat pieces in the embossing folder and run through machine. Try to have a couple of sides straight as possible and use these sides for front of card (Again ask me how I know). Take cranberry ink pad and rub over the bricks which will color the bricks but leave mortar area gray. Use Karen’s great video to build the flower pot. For this card you can either cut the top flaps off or glue them down as they will be covered I glued mine.
- I cut doubles of everything as it makes them much more sturdy. Father Christmas you only need to make the bottom half (no need to do all the fur and face stuff unless you want to use the top half for another card. Father Christmas, satchel and tree were all attached with Kid’s Choice Glue to dividers inside chimney. The star on the tree was just a little punch from my stash. For the snow flakes cut them from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on iit and then coat with cool diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Cut narrow strips of clear plastic at different lengths for each snowflake (I used 4 strips). Sandwich 1 end of strip between 2 snow flakes using Kid’s Choice Glue. Taking small strips of fiberfill glue around the top of the chimney using Kid’s Choice Glue.
- Cut colonial white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ and fold on score line this forms card base. Follow Karen’s video for placement of the pop stand so that your items in the chimney do not hang out over edge of card.
- Cut 2 pieces of print paper 4″ X 6″ using Karen Burniston’s Agatha Edge Dies cut 1 of the 6″ sides on each piece. Attach to the left and the right side of card using Clear double Sided Adhesive and making sure that both fancy edges face into the card.
- Cut 2 coordinating strips of paper 1/2″ X 6″ and attach using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. (In place of these strips you could use Els new Christmas Garland 1 or 2 if you have them.) The little sign that was used here came with paper pack but you could use a fancy cut and stamp something or maybe a dimensional sticker.
- Before finishing front and back of card make sure you have attached your chimney (once again ask me how I know). Cut 2 pieces of green cardstock 5-3/4″ square attaching 1 to front and 1 to back. (When applying adhesive avoid the little open square hole.) Cut 2 pieces of print paper 5-1/2″ square attach over green cardstock using Clear Double sided Adhesive.
- The picture on the front of my card came with the paper which I cut out and attached using dimensional tape to a double mat I had attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. (You could use one of Suzanne Cannon’s Christmas dies on the front.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies
- Other SuppliesClose To My Heart cardstock Colonial WhiteCardstock – gray, red, brown, white, green, black and yellow.
Printed Paper (K & Co used here)
Close To My Heart Ink Pad cranberry
Strips of clear plastic (old packaging used here as it is sturdy)
polyester fiber fill or cotton balls
I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will be excited to try your own.
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Until next time Happy Scrapping!